The Brick: A One Man Musical

solo performance · bill berry · Ages 13+ · United States of America

one person show world premiere
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HILLARY ROLLINS certified reviewer June 18, 2017
Beautiful work - great songs, moving stories - funny and touching. Bravo!... full review
JIM DEAN certified reviewer June 18, 2017
tagged as: great · funny · moving · clever · revelatory.
I've known Bill for many years and I have heard many of these songs. To hear them and his newer songs in the context of this play was an entirely different, revelatory experience. The premise of the show, a final farewell, is serious, but the play is alternately funny, clever and very moving. Bill does a great job performing the songs (of course), but also effortlessly carries the show. Kelly De Sarla, the director, has shaped a very tight performance. An excellent show that should be seen by everyone. I hope it gets an extended run! ... full review
NICK CIMILUCA certified reviewer June 19, 2017
I really liked this show. Going on the ride with Bill through song and story was touching and funny. ... full review
LINDEN WADDELL certified reviewer June 20, 2017
Great talent here! Bill Berry is a wonderful singer/songwriter/performer. SEE IT - his work deserves to be seen and heard.... full review
NICHOLAS DOBKIN certified reviewer June 22, 2017
tagged as: comedy · musical · solo · emotional · brick · mother
A surprisingly catchy musical which knows how to interweave tragedy and comedy in an arc that pulls at the heartstrings and never once makes you feel as if this one-man is insufficient to create an entire world through his show. One would not know it to be director Kelly DeSarla's directoral debut if it hadn't been so listed - the piece flows nicely and is structured so that it isn't held back by its minimalist setpieces. Truly feels like a great showcase for the talents behind it, and one is left yearning for more works from the team in the future.... full review
MATTHEW LEVINE certified reviewer June 23, 2017
tagged as: thrilling · poetic · Engaging · memorable
Bill Berry is a storyteller of the highest order. To hear such detail, humor, and interesting subject matter is rare in song. I could count other artists with his depth on one hand and still have enough fingers left to go bowling. If you missed his Fringe run, don't miss it again! ... full review
MARK BRUCE certified reviewer June 23, 2017
tagged as: funny · angry · sad · parents · children · Alcoholism
Funny, sad, angry and moving story of a man coming to grips with the legacy of his alcoholic mother.... full review